Tag: grading equipment

Graders are commonly used in the construction and maintenance of dirt roads and gravel roads. In the construction of paved roads they are used to prepare the base course to create a wide flat surface for the asphalt to be placed on. Graders are also used to set native soil foundation pads to finish grade prior to the construction of large buildings. Graders can produce inclined surfaces, to give cant (camber) to roads. In some countries they are used to produce drainage ditches with shallow V-shaped cross-sections on either side of highways.

Technology in Construction: The Three Gs of Digital Automation

Technology in Construction: The Three Gs of Digital Automation

Remember when moving earth meant lots of paperwork and still more legwork before you could even get to the site work? Well, the past is fading fast, and the industry is in a full-scale revolution, driven by the three Gs of automation and digital technology: GIS (geographic information systems), GPS

More Than Meets the Eye

More Than Meets the Eye

Kevin Sherman calls Bobcat’s laser grader “a fine-grader’s dream.” For 11 years, Sherman’s focus has been nothing but laser fine grading, mostly for concrete contractors on large sites such as warehouses. His company, A Plus Laser Grading, in Hagerstown, MD, does it all with a Bobcat M-Series loader and a

Carpets of Grass

Steve Coyne’s path into a successful hydroseeding business was quite an unintended one. A former agricultural employee from San Diego, CA, Coyne had just moved to Dallas, TX, more than a year ago and had hired someone to do hydroseeding at his home; he had heard rave reviews about it.

Grading and Graders Doing Their Level Best

I’d rather have used a dozer for this small job, but we don’t have one, comments Peter Taylor, after just finishing the grading for an additional, small parking lot at a Miami hospital. Taylor is a peripatetic construction worker who has grading experience with contractors in the southeastern United States.

Grading and Graders Doing Their Level Best – Part 2

Grading and Graders Doing Their Level Best – Part 2

For larger jobs, the GD750A-1 is a motor grader from Komatsu America in Vernon Hills, IL, that weighs 42,000 pounds. It has four-wheel drive and an articulated frame, with moldboard geometry enabling the operator to position the blade 90° to the right or left. “One of this machine’s key features

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